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SCOTTSDALE COMMERCE & NEWS
LOCAL COMMERCE
Caliber offering free hotel stays for medical personnel fighting COVID-19

Caliber, a real estate development and investment firm, is offering complimentary hotel nights at five of its Valley properties for healthy medical personnel fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tom Sahara joins Sneaky Big to aid in growth

Wildflower restaurant to donate N95 masks to Valley hospitals

SCOTTSDALE NEWS

Bank offers help for clients with hardships from COVID-19

Bank of America has announced additional support for its 66 million consumer and small business clients in response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus.

Arizona first responders see added mental, emotional health resources available

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders is a feeling local police officers are accustomed to, despite the ebbs and flows of day-to-day challenges happening around them. Troubles at …
City Council

Scottsdale, Phoenix come to terms on recycle deal

The City of Scottsdale will begin sending recyclable material to the City of Phoenix after the two sides approved an agreement.

Religious sects forsake gathering while uplifting members during COVID-19

Despite the scripture in Hebrews to “not forsake the gathering of ourselves together,” religious organizations near and far are following mandates to avoid gathering to decrease spreading the novel coronavirus.
SCOTTSDALE OPINION

Opinion: Scottsdale leaders will rise to the top of political pack following COVID-19 crisis

The harsh realities of COVID-19 are starting to settle in for residents: working from home, business and school closures and the …

Austin: We deserve a vote on Southbridge 2

Dear mayor and councilmembers, It has come to my attention that Carter Unger wants to repeal his Southbridge Two project, which …

Simmer: Rotarians provide ideas on how you can help others during pandemic

Rotarians are “People of Action,” and Rotary clubs and their members throughout Arizona are pitching in to help where needed in …

Ortega: General Plan 2035 must not fail due to leadership

In 2020-21, new citizen-driven committees, city staff, vital citizen input and City Council must create an acceptable city blueprint, …

Graves: Restaurants are open, and essential, and you’re still welcome to drive-thru or pick-up

In light of the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, several cities and states have issued a stay-at-home mandate, and more will …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
Scottsdale Neighbors

The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center urgently needs numerous items from water to bagged rice and hand sanitizer.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $6,340,000 in emergency grants to support Maricopa County science, human services, and arts and culture nonprofits during the unprecedented economic crisis, stemming from the Coronavirus outbreak.
We are really in an unprecedented time with a lack of answers, certainty and control, and there is no end in sight.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Arizona residents have been ordered to remain home except for specific essential activities, and as some Scottsdale residents cross the three-week mark since social …
Scottsdale Business

Scottsdale’s ‘Good To Go’ program looks to help businesses in need

The City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce have launched an initiative to help raise awareness of restaurants and retail businesses that remain open to serve residents during …
City Council

City Council renews CUP for medical marijuana site in north Scottsdale

A north Scottsdale medical marijuana dispensary will continue offering services after the City Council approved the renewal of a conditional use permit for the site.

Life Care Center of Scottsdale helps community members regain independence

Life Care Center of Scottsdale, 9494 E. Becker Lane, is among 10 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arizona managed by Life Care Centers of America helping people recover independence.

Tide Cleaners ‘lightens the load’ for first responders

Tide Cleaners sites in Phoenix will provide free laundry services to medical personnel, police officers and firefighters during the COVID-19 Pandemic beginning Monday, March 30.

Desert Financial Credit Union announces ‘senior hour’ during coronavirus pandemic

Select Desert Financial Credit Union branch locations will now be open for senior-only banking. The access will be in place for those who are 60 years of age and older, and the planned hours are …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Chef Marcellino Verzino and his wife, Sima temporarily close their establishment, Marcellino Ristorante in Old Town Scottsdale until COVID-19 subsides.

Marcellino Ristorante temporarily closes, plans to reopen after COVID-19

Marcellino Ristorante, located 7114 E. Stetson Dr. in Scottsdale, has temporarily closed until the Coronavirus pandemic subsides.
Calexico

HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona …
The Arizona Restaurant Association debuts Arizona Takeout Week to run throughout the Coronavirus closures.

ARA announces Arizona Takeout Week amidst mandated closures

Responding to the recent state of emergency, the Arizona Restaurant Association is creating a new marketing strategy to help support …
Scottsdale Culinary Festival breaks its 42-year consecutive run.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival swallows its 42-year consecutive run

With the challenges of COVID-19 – the Coronavirus -- Scottsdale League for the Arts, Scottsdale Arts and R Entertainment have …
For the health and safety of attendees "Steel Magnolias" production is postponed until further notice.

DFT postpones 'Steel Magnolias' performances

The Desert Foothills Theater announces the temporary postponement of “Steel Magnolias” which was scheduled to run March 27 to …
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